Starting with Iron Man, Disney-owned Marvel famously built a connected cinematic universe for its superhero movies, and the strategy paid off spectacularly this year with the release of The Avengers. Now the company is revealing universe-building aspirations in mobile and social gaming, with the launch of Avengers Initiative, which it’s describing as its biggest mobile release yet.
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Hear me out, friends. Novel super hero shirts are hard to find, amirite? The retro ones are played out and the modern ones are mostly done up in nonsense MMA designs. But not these from Stussy. This set of nine shirts just went on sale with each one costing $36 on Stussy.com and comes packaged with a set of Marvel trading cards. I’m in for the Punsher tee and I’m seriously thinking about ordering… → Read More
The Marvel Comics app one of the three iPad apps that actually make me want to drink the Apple kool-aid and go lay down alongside the Apple faithful to slowly drift towards a land of simple, non-multitasking computing. So far we’ve only seen screenshots and a press release for the app, but Xeni over at Boing Boing posted a quick hands-on video that sealed my fate. I think I’m going to… → Read More
Word has come down that Marvel has licensed some of their characters to TV builder RTC23. No, I’ve never heard of them either, but apparently someone has since they are now producing the official “ultimate comic book fan” television. → Read More
The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Marvel Entertainment in a stock and cash transaction, the companies announced this morning. Under the terms of the agreement and based on last week’s closing price of Disney, Marvel shareholders would receive a total of $30 per share in cash plus approximately 0.745 Disney shares for each Marvel share they own.
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Praise jeebus! Marvel’s Executive Vice President of Global Digital Media Group, Ira Rubenstein, said Marvel is done making crap games based on movies. We are not doing movie-based games anymore,” Rubenstein said following yesterday’s announcement of Digital Comics for PSN at Sony’s GamesCom press conference. “Actually, wait … we are not doing crappy movie-based… → Read More
http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/16681868001?isVid=1&publisherID=184253309 Just wanted to share this in case you haven’t seen it. Marvel Motion Comics → Read More
Launching in conjunction with Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade, Capcom will release Marvel vs Capcom 2 on July 29 for 1200MS Points via Xbox Live. → Read More
Marvel announced last week at ComicCon that they are going to be creating “In-Motion” comics for the iTunes store. According to Marvel, this will allow them to integrate panels with motion with the more traditional static image format.
This is very similar to what they tried a few years ago, as I recall. Didn’t they attempt some sort of desktop solution for this? → Read More
This is a gadget blog not a movie blog! Now that that’s out of the way, I’d like to share with my fellow comic book geeks the unboxing of the Blu-ray “Iron Man” Ultimate Edition. I have yet to pop it in and give it a whirl, but I figured an unboxing would suffice for now. Check out the gallery after the jump and the list of goodies you can expect from the 2-disc set. → Read More
A few of us at CG (mainly me, Devin and Matt) have been pondering over who might play Captain America and Thor in the upcoming Marvel movies, but we haven’t come up with any prime candidates. According to Comicbookmovie, Marvel is looking at suiting up Leo as Cap’n America. It’s a rumor at this point, but an interesting one nonetheless. He’d have to hook up with Jason… → Read More
When you think about it, the idea of comic books on cellphone screens is something of a no-brainer. The individual panels of a comic are just the right size for a mobile’s small screen. Using the standard nav keys could scroll you through an adventure effortlessly. Marvel sees this, and is apparently working to bring X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man and others to the small, small screen. Without… → Read More
THQ is clearly pumped about this. The uber-developer and publisher, which works with such industry leaders as Gas Powered Games and Relic, calls Marvel “one of the true crown jewels in the entertainment industry.” How flattering! Marvel is not quoted; they probably couldn’t get anyone on the phone since everyone in the company is too busy counting their money. Now, Sega is in… → Read More
Despite Marvel’s attempt to shut down our Iron Man screening in SF last week, I have nothing but good things to say about them. Well, Marvel Studios to be exact. If you haven’t seen Iron Man yet than something is seriously wrong with you or you have way too many commitments. It was hands-down the best comic book-based movie I have ever seen and I LOVE Batman. Batman Begins was… → Read More
Do you know what I did this last weekend? Besides attending the awesome CrunchGear reader meet-up in New York, my co-bloggers Peter and Devin and I attended a screening of Iron Man, and it was awesome. For reals, the movie is just great. Marvel is setting up a Marvel Universe on film. It was rumored that Samuel L. Jackson would make an appearance as Nick Fury in Iron Man, as he does in the new… → Read More
It appears Marvel is none to happy about us giving our readers in SF a crack at Iron Man before opening day since TC just received a C&D from Marvel. MA used to be a lawyer so hopefully he can get all of this sorted out. → Read More
http://videomedia.ign.com/ev/ev.swf This trailer isn’t new new (I saw it maybe a month ago before I Am Legend), but it was recently put up on IGN and if you haven’t seen it, now’s your chance. The movie’s coming out on May 2nd, 2008 starring Robert Downey Jr. and directed by Jon Favreau. Anyone gonna see it? Show of hands? Iron Man Trailer, Videos and Movies [IGN] → Read More
Having apparently learned nothing from the way the music industry handled peer-to-peer trafficking of musical wares, Marvel Comics has decided to go after a couple of torrent sites that specialize in tracking comics. What they plan to achieve by this other than demonizing themselves in the eyes of the consumer is hard to say. I personally have downloaded comics via torrents, and I personally… → Read More
This came from the comic books I did when I was in grade school. Hot, non? Superman, Spiderman, Satan Horse, Green Ant, and my personal favorite — the Charles In Charge Illustrated Graphic Novel: Charles Gets Drunk may have all gotten us through some tough times in grade school, but kids of the future won’t be able to feel the ink rubbing off on their fingers and the flimsy cover stock… → Read More
When you think of a super hero who comes to mind? Batman, Spiderman, Superman, the Hulk… and, yeah, that dude with the, yeah, you know the mask and the costume! After X-Men and the aforementioned heroes, the crowded world of crime fighters is really just a bunch of dudes who like to dress up and fight equally strange villains. But if the exploits from the likes of Captain America, Thor and Iron… → Read More